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ANKARA, May 14, 2009 (TUR) -- These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on May 14, 2009. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

VATAN

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ALICAN WILL NOT BE OPENED IF INVASION CONTINUES, ERDOGAN

Replying to a question at a joint press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Baku, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey closed its border gate with Armenia after this country invaded Upper Karabakh. "We will not open the border gates unless the invasion ends," Erdogan said. Upon Erdogan's remarks, Aliyev said that he did not have any doubts about this matter anymore.

MONEY SAVED BY UZANS FOR "BAD DAYS" BROUGHT BACK TO TURKEY

Turkey's Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) won its legal war that lasted 5 years. As a first step of the legal process carried out by the fund against the Uzan family, the family's 196 million-USD worth savings at several Swiss banks were transferred to the fund's bank accounts.

CUMHURIYET

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BORDER PROMISE AT BAKU

Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who paid an official visit to Azerbaijan, spoke at a press conference with Azerbaijani President Aliyev and said that it was not possible to open the border with Armenia until Upper Karabakh issue is solved. "Who says this? The prime minister of the Republic of Turkey. Could there be a more assuring statement than that?" Erdogan said.

4 ARRANGEMENTS TO KURDISH LANGUAGE

Officials said that Justice and Development (AK) Party would give priority to the cultural aspect while launching the basis axis of its Kurdish move.

Accordingly, "Kurdish Language and Literature" departments will be established at universities in eastern or southeastern Anatolia or Istanbul and Ankara, moreover, Kurdish language will be offered as a selective course at secondary schools.

RADIKAL

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FRIENDLY CONVERSATION CONTINUES AT FULL SPEED WITH AZERAIJAN

Visit of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Azerbaijan started under the shadow of Azerbaijan's reactions against possibility of Turkey's opening border with Armenia but ended with the message of "full agreement".

Speaking to his people after the meeting, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said; "we don't have suspicions and drawbacks anymore."

"We will not allow mischief makers. Opening of borders is out of question unless occupation ends," Erdogan said.

TEMPERATURES TO RISE 4 DEGREES

Rain is expected in northern parts of the country today. However, temperatures are expected to rise about 4 degrees Celsius throughout the country till the weekend.

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